What better time than now? The insights here can help you get going and answer a lot of questions you may have. Below are several gardening tips and techniques that you can implement immediately to be a more effective and successful gardener.
Gradually acclimate plants to temperature changes and conditions, if you want to avoid shocking them. Place them outdoors in the sun for about an hour or two on the first day. As time goes by, slowly increase the time they spent outdoors. By the end of the week, your plants should be ready to make the big move with no problem!
During fall, you should plant cold weather vegetables. Instead of a clay pot, show some fall spirit by using a hollow pumpkin to plant your lettuce or kale in. Slice a hole around the stem, and pull the pumpkin top out. Then remove the guts and use Wilt-Pruf to cover the insides and prevent rot. After this is completed, it is time to plant!
Vegetable plants should be planted where they can benefit from a minimum of six hours of sunlight every day. Proper sunlight is a prerequisite for proper growth. This is also true for some flowers.
Deciduous shrubs need protection from the cold. When these tender shrubs are kept in pots, cold weather can be very damaging. Tie the canes together, and drape a sheet or blanket over the top of the wigwam. This method is much better than wrapping the plant in plastic, as it allows air to circulate, which can prevent rotting.
A set of knee pads are a life saver if you’re an avid gardener and a lot of your plants sit close to the ground. The amount of time that you spend gardening on your knees can make your knees hurt by the time you are done. Having a pair of excellent knee pads for gardening can help cushion the knees to provide additional comfort.
For weeds that aren’t in the middle of your plants, use boiling water to kill their roots. A pot of very hot water is one of the most effective ways you can get rid of the weeds in your garden. All you need to do is apply boiling water right to the weeds you want to get rid of. Be careful not to get any on the plants you want to keep. The extreme heat of the water will cause damage to the weeds’ roots, which will stop them from growing any more.
Irises should be divided. The more you divide clusters of irises, the more your irises will multiply. If you notice a dead foliage, lift the bulb. You will be able to split the bulb easily and replant it to get more flowers next year. Divide up the rhizomes with a knife. Throw away the center after carefully cutting new sprouts from the exterior. At the least, each piece will need to have one strong offshoot. Replant them immediately.
Now you are much more prepared when it comes to gardening. You thought perhaps that you knew what to do before, but look at how ready you are now! Hopefully, the ideas and tips discussed here have offered some useful pointers to help you on your way to great gardening adventures and a professional looking garden.